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SOURCE San Diego State University College of Business Administration
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The College of Business Administration at San Diego State University (SDSU) announced today that Dr. Alex DeNoble has been named this year's recipient of the Karl Vesper Entrepreneurship Pioneer Award. DeNoble, the executive director of the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center at SDSU, was presented with the award on September 28, 2013. The award is one of the most prestigious in the field of entrepreneurship education.
Now in its fourth year, the Karl Vesper Entrepreneurship Pioneer Award is given to the "individual who has demonstrated the entrepreneurial spirit in overcoming obstacles while implementing significant contributions that have been instrumental in the ongoing development of entrepreneurship as a field of study and research." The award was named for Dr. Karl Vesper, professor emeritus at the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington and a pioneer in the field of entrepreneurship research and education.
Of the 10 nominees this year - representing some of the top experts in the entrepreneurship field - Alex DeNoble was the unanimous choice for the award.
The award selection committee is headed by Dr. Michael H. Morris, academic director for entrepreneurship at the University of Florida. "Alex represents the very best in our field: he is an innovator in the classroom and in program building, and has overcome significant obstacles in moving the field forward," Morris explained. "He is also a caring, humble and giving educator who believes in the entrepreneurial potential of each of his students."
DeNoble was presented with the award by Dr. Vesper himself during the Experiential Classroom program held at the University of Florida. The program brings together world-renowned experts in the field of entrepreneurship with junior faculty from around the world who are new to the fields in order to share best practices in entrepreneurship education.
Dr. DeNoble has taught entrepreneurship management at SDSU for the past 30 years.
About the College of Business Administration
With nearly 5,000 students, SDSU's College of Business Administration is one of the largest business schools in the U.S. For over 50 years, the College has produced some of the most successful and influential business leaders in the world. For more information, visit www.sdsu.edu/business.
San Diego State University is a major public research institution offering bachelor's degrees in 89 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas and doctorates in 21 areas. The university provides transformative experiences, both inside and outside of the classroom, for its 34,000 students. Students participate in research, international experiences, sustainability and entrepreneurship initiatives, and a broad range of student life and leadership opportunities. The university's rich campus life features opportunities for students to participate in, and engage with, the creative and performing arts, a Division I athletics program and the vibrant cultural life of the San Diego region. For more information, visit www.sdsu.edu.
About the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center
The Lavin Entrepreneurship Center at San Diego State University serves students, entrepreneurs and business leaders through its entrepreneurial curriculum, workshops, internships, resources and events. The mission of the center is to inspire entrepreneurship across the campus and enable students to develop the entrepreneurial competencies necessary to compete in the global economy visit http://lavincenter.sdsu.edu/.
Contact: Suzanne Finch
Chief Communications Officer
SDSU College of Business Administration
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